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Daily Digit: First- and second-generation immigrants make up 12% of Congress

There are 12 foreign-born members, of which only one is Republican. Democrats account for 39 of the 53 members of Congress with at least one immigrant parent. First- or second-generation immigrants represent 23 states, with California having the most, and they come from various regions throughout the world. Over the course of American history, there have been 413 foreign-born Americans that have served in Congress, out of 12,000 total. Continue reading

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Stephen Miller’s uncle: ‘I felt it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice’ against administration’s immigration policy

David Glosser, uncle to White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, defended an editorial excoriating his nephew and the administration’s immigration policy Tuesday, telling CNN, “I felt it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice to let people know that this is a country of immigrants and our family were immigrants — in fact, we were refugees. Continue reading

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Trump: No Immigration Deal Unless ‘Real Wall,’ Good Security

Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. But Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Thursday that unless a bill “includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there’ll be no approvals from me.” Continue reading